Non-Cash Assets

Stock | Donor-Advised Funds | IRA

To start a conversation, contact Krista Coutts
(408) 942-3011 or


A powerful and efficient way to save lives.
By making a contribution through stock, you can provide valued support to our four- and two-legged clients while avoiding capital gains tax on appreciated stock that you’ve owned for at least one year.

How it works
1. Fill out our “Stock Donation Interest Form” to ensure we know who to thank, and you receive your tax receipt
2. Upon submitting this form, you will receive instructions on how to donate your stock, as well as an email you can forward to your broker
3. Avoid capital gains tax, get a tax deduction (if you itemize), and save animals in need of our help

How To Donate Stock

"Making our yearly contribution by donating stock assists us with our financial holdings balancing, and it’s all towards the same goal – the animals."

– Cheri and Dale Swanson, kitten fosters

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)


If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), you’ve already benefited tax-wise by creating it. But now you can unlock the power of your dollars so they can help us do our lifesaving work! You can easily request a meaningful gift for HSSV through your DAF administrator at any time.

If you have your DAF through Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, you can request a gift through the portal:

For more information on how your DAF can make an impact,
contact Krista Coutts at (408) 942-3011 or



If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can give to HSSV directly through a “Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD).

Why Give Through a QCD?

* See your gift in action. When you donate through a QCD, your donation supports our life-saving mission today.
* Use your QCD to satisfy your required minimum distributions (RMD) for the year
* Avoid income tax on your RMD because you don’t receive the money, HSSV does
* Lower taxable income could help lower Medicare premiums and taxable Social Security

Simply Contact your IRA administrator and request for them to send the gift. Alternatively, your IRA might have provided a checkbook that allows you to send the gift yourself.

“I like donating money to HSSV directly using my IRA because it is easy to have our financial institution send a check or wire transfer an IRA donation to HSSV and have it count towards my IRA annual required minimum distribution (RMD) as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD).”
– JB, HSSV donor

For questions, or to let us know you are choosing this way to give,
contact Bridget Keenan at 408-942-3006 or

Vehicle Donation

Donate your car, truck, RV, motorcycle, or boat that we will turn into cash to support our mission. Receive a tax deduction and free vehicle towing.

How it Works

  1. Complete this form to tell us about the gift you’d like to make.
  2. Our car donation partner will contact you within 2-3 business days to schedule pick-up time, at no cost to you.
  3. Tax documentation will be sent to you 30 days after the completion of the donation process for the full sale price of your vehicle!

Questions? Call us at 408-262-2133 x123 or

Monthly Giving

Our Faithful Friends monthly giving program is vital to the health of our current and future programs. Choose a gift amount that is meaningful to you, on a schedule you select, and make a continual impact on the animals and people of our community.

Become a Faithful Friend

Already a monthly donor? Access our donor portal to view receipts for your gift(s), view your annual tax summary, update your contact information, update your recurring monthly donation, and manage your fundraising events.

Log In to the Donor Portal

To learn more about how you can make an impact as a Faithful Friend, or for questions about your current monthly contribution,
contact Kelley Lenfest at 408-262-2133 x115 or

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Honor and Memorial Gifts

Honor a loved one. Celebrate a special occasion or memorialize a loved one by donating to our mission in the name of a special person or pet.

Both gift options provide you the opportunity to personalize a note or email to let your honoree or their family know you’re thinking of them and helping animals in their name.

Give an honor or memorial gift

Questions? Call us at 408-262-2133 x123 or

Tribute Brick

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When you donate toward a Tribute Brick here at HSSV, you are not only permanently honoring a beloved person or pet; you are directly saving lives. Let the name of your special person or pet live on, where their memory will be cherished while creating an impact on the lives of those who need us today.

Tribute bricks can be reserved as a single gift of $2,500, or through a number of gifts donated over a year’s time.

Interested in donating toward a Tribute Brick? Contact Ash Sukumar at 408-262-2133 x249 or


Sponsor an Animal’s Care

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Each animal that comes to HSSV receives all the care that they need while they await their forever home. From food and shelter to veterinary care and behavioral enrichment, these animals benefit from the generosity of pet-lovers like you. By making a gift to sponsor the care of a special adoptable pet, you help ensure that our adoption programs – and all the critical care elements that make us a model shelter – will be available to everyone, for years to come.

To make a gift of sponsorship:

1. Visit our adoption pages
2. Open the profile of the animal you love
3. Copy the animal’s ID number – you’ll need it to complete the form
4. Click “Sponsor Me”

Workplace Giving

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Maximize your impact. Help more animals by joining your peers in corporate giving.

Become part of a larger philanthropic undertaking and double or triple your support by taking advantage of your company’s corporate matching giving program.

These companies make it simple to give to HSSV.

See if your company will match your donation:

Tip: If you include your name on your match request to your company, we will be able to confirm when your gift has been matched.

Sponsor an Event

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Our hallmark events generate more than $1 million in lifesaving funds each year, and event sponsors are key contributors to that success.

Showcase your philanthropy and commitment to animals in need in our community and beyond, all while connecting to Silicon Valley community members with like-minded values.

Check out our recent event sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact Krista Coutts at or (408) 942-3011.